Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring paper profiles, part of Inkjet Printing for Photographers.
- View Offline
So my monitor is profiled now. That's only the first half of the color management process,…and I don't actually know yet if the monitor profile I've got is really right.…The Spyder software gave me some ideas about it, but I need to test it out in a full color…management workflow before I decide if maybe I need to go back and do…another monitor profile.…So I need to move on to the second half of my profiling process, which is to be sure…that I've got profiles installed for my printer, more specifically for the printer and the…specific type of paper that I want to print on.…
You can't simply profile the printer, you have to have separate profiles for every type…of paper that you want to print on. There are few different ways of getting those.…First of all, when you install your printer driver software it should install a whole…bunch of paper profiles for you.…So, for example, Epson, this is an R2880 that we have back here.…When I install the driver it installs ICC profiles for all of the Epson branded paper…
After a discussion of how to choose a printer, the course covers the process of preparing both black and white and color images using Adobe Photoshop. Ben describes how to take images from looking good onscreen to being properly adjusted for best results on paper, covering details such as sizing, sharpening, and color management.
With photographer and master framer Konrad Eek, Ben explores the creative decisions that photographers should address before printing. What size print? How does print size relate to the message of the photo and to the space where the photo will be displayed? What kinds of paper choices do you have, and how does your photo's content relate to the paper you choose?
The course also describes how to properly evaluate a print and how to handle common challenges that crop up during the printing process.
- Why print with inkjet?
- Types of inkjet printers: dyes versus pigments
- Making image adjustments specifically for printing
- Printing black-and-white photos
- Resizing an image
- Choosing paper
- Working with sharpening and noise reduction
- Color management